By James F.
on April 17, 2019
Hermès 101: THE BIRKIN BREAKDOWN
THE BEST BAGS TO LOVE AND PASS DOWN
15 min read
Bags that are staples across generations are a worthwhile investment and an unequivocal way to stay on-trend. These heirloom pieces combine classic silhouettes and superior craftsmanship, to bring joy year after year and even decade after decade.
1. Chanel Classic Flap
Given that vintage versions of the Classic Flap have retained their value, and new ones increase in price sometimes twice a year without any recourse in demand, prove that these bags are classic staples that can be worn for decades and be passed on to future generations.
2. Louis Vuitton Speedy and Speedy Bandouliere
The Speedy has been around for nearly 90 years and has remained one of their most popular models, including its updated iteration, the Speedy Bandouliere, that includes a shoulder strap. While the vachetta leather can become damaged over the decades, Louis Vuitton offers repair services if the canvas is intact.
3. Hermès Kelly
As another model that totes a 90-year history, the Kelly has never fallen from grace — excuse the pun. Its availability in various leather, hardware, and size combinations make it incredibly customizable but also highly coveted as it is nearly impossible to get your hands on one. The Kelly’s superior construction and materials make it a bag that last for generations – an ideal heirloom piece.
4. Christian Dior Lady Dior
Since its creation in the 1990s, the Lady Dior has made its way in and out of the spotlight. With its classic clean lines and cannage quilted pattern, the Lady Dior hasn’t changed much in its constructions and has managed to establish itself as a bag that will be difficult to shake any time soon. While its newest versions cater to the current market trends, the vintage iterations have remained fashionable and easy to incorporate into current ensembles.
5. Celine Luggage
Under the reign of Phoebe Philo, Celine catapulted itself forward as the leader in minimalist feminine clothing. It was during this time that the Luggage collection was introduced and the fashion world has clamored to get its hands on them ever since, even more so now that Philo has left Celine. Although this style has been around for less than a decade, it has proven to be a solid mainstay in handbag trends.
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